Securing the Border

The Biden Administration and Senator Baldwin have fueled the worst border crisis in our nation’s history. Their refusal to secure our southern border and enforce our immigration laws has put the security of our nation at great risk, allowed the unabated flow of drugs from Mexico and China, and created a humanitarian crisis for migrants.
Since President Biden took office there have been more than 10 million illegal border crossings. This is nearly double the population of Wisconsin and more than the populations of 41 individual states. The status quo is simply unsustainable.
Southwest Border Apprehensions
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
With the mass influx of migrants across our border, many of our institutions – hospitals, hotels, schools, and community centers – are experiencing increased stress. In fact, some hospitals are turning away patients and are on the verge of collapse due to the increased strain. From a security standpoint, the number of undocumented individuals traveling from all over the world whose backgrounds and intentions are unknown raises concerns for our country, our citizens, and our way of life.

President Biden’s and Senator Baldwin’s border policy has also empowered the cartels, subsequently increasing the flow of drugs, including highly fatal drugs like fentanyl. Drug use and overdose deaths have increased dramatically as a result.

National Drug-Involved Overdose Deaths
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
By the time many migrants reach the U.S. – Mexico border, many of them have been separated from their families and exploited by smugglers and human traffickers. This has created an enormous humanitarian crisis.

We have always been a nation of immigrants, but the American Dream should be pursued legally through the appropriate channels. The Biden-Baldwin open border policy is fueling a crisis on our southern border and many people have lost their lives because of it. Our laws need to be enforced and our borders strengthened if we want to keep our streets safe and protect the lives of U.S. citizens and migrants.